By Richard W. (Ed). Stewart
This most up-to-date variation of an professional U.S. executive army heritage vintage offers an authoritative historic survey of the association and accomplishments of the U.S. military. This scholarly but readable e-book is designed to inculcate an know-how of our nation's army prior and to illustrate that the learn of army historical past is a necessary component in management improvement. it's also an important addition to any own army background library.This textual content is utilized in army ROTC education classes as a easy army background textbook. quantity 1 of two quantity set.
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Moreover, due to the German offensives in the spring of 1918, divisions were pressed into line service before they completed the full training regime. Wanting to ensure that the Americans would not stumble in taking their ﬁrst step, Pershing waited until late October 1917 to allow the 1st Division to have its ﬁrst trial experience in the line. One battalion at a time from each regiment spent ten days with a French division. S. Army casualties of the war when the Germans staged a trench raid against the same battalion that had paraded in Paris.
That the AEF would ﬁght in primarily offensive operations would be the guiding principle for the American planners, headed by Lt. Col. Fox Conner and Maj. Hugh Drum. As they developed their organizational schemes, they relied heavily on the General Staff ’s provisional organization of May 1917 and consulted with both their French and British counterparts. Before ﬁnalizing their recommendations, they met with another American group, under Col. S. Army. The result of the AEF staff ’s studies and planning was the General Organization Project, which guided the AEF’s organization throughout the war.
Enoch Crowder established policy and issued general directives. The administration of the draft, however, was left to local boards composed of local citizens; these local civilians could grant selective exemptions based on essential occupations and family obligations. The Selective Service Act was hugely successful. 7 million by November 1918. About two-thirds of this number was raised through conscription. The Selective Service process proved so successful at satisfying the Army’s needs while ensuring that essential civilian occupations remained ﬁlled that voluntary enlistments ended in August 1918.
AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY. VOLUME II. THE UNITED STATES ARMY IN A GLOBAL ERA, 1917–2003 by Richard W. (Ed). Stewart